Victor HugoVictor Hugo (1802-1885), novelist, poet, and dramatist, is one of the most important of French Romantic writers. Among his best-known works are The Hunchback of Notre Dame(1831) and Les Misérables(1862).
Christine Donougher is a freelance translator and editor. She has translated numerous books from French and Italian, and won the 1992 Scott Moncrieff Translation Prize for her translation of Sylvie Germain's The Book of Nights.
Andrew Davies was born in Cardiff and lives in Warwickshire. His plays, Prin and Rose, were highly praised in the West End and New York, and he has won numerous awards for his work for television, which includes A Very Peculiar Practice, Mother Love and House of Cards. His first novel, Getting Hurt, was published in 1989 to great acclaim, and is also available in Minerva.